GUWAHATI, Feb 7 � The Supreme Court in its February 3 interim order has asked the Debuttor Board to run the Kamakhya temple administration only for six weeks and within this period, the election to the temple management committee should be completed, claimed Kabindra Prasad Sarma, Bordoloi of the famous Shakti shrine while talking to this newspaper.
He said that after formation of the management committee, the Debuttor Board would have to be dissolved. The Board was formed in 1998. The Supreme Court will, however, examine the procedure and results of the management committee election.
During this period of six weeks, the Board is to run the temple administration and the Dolois are to run the religious performances and �any incidental matter�. The Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (Metro) district has been entrusted with the power to manage the storehouse of the temple during this interim period, said Sarma.
Meanwhile, Kamrup (Metro) DC explained the February 3 order of the Supreme Court to the Debuttor Board and the Dolois at a meeting held at his office chamber yesterday and requested both the parties to abide by the Court order.
The Supreme Court has directed the DC to take control of the storehouse and the Jal Kuber and Dhan Kuber of the Temple. However, the Debuttor Board would be in charge of the office of the Temple and the complexes of its Jal Kuber and Dhan Kuber for the interim period.
The Dolois of the Temple are not to be obstructed in performing their pujas. They will take out and deposit the materials required for the pujas from the storehouse, etc., with the permission from the DC.
The Management Committee being formed through elections during the period, will have the DC as its chairman, one of the Dolois to be elected as its ex-officio secretary, besides two representatives of the devotees as its members.
The devotees who will have the power to elect two representatives to the Committee must be the genuine dwellers of Kamakhya revenue village for the past 50 years and they must have links with the Temple, said sources in the DC�s office.